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Dodgeball

Dodgeball is a game in which players try to hit other players on the opposing team with balls while avoiding being hit themselves.

An Overview of Dodgeball

There are many variations of the game, but generally the main objective of each team is to eliminate all members of the opposing team by hitting them with thrown balls, catching a ball thrown by a member of the opposing team, or forcing them to move outside the court boundaries when a ball is thrown at them.

Dodgeball is usually 6-a-side with a minimum of 2 female players on the team. There are 6 balls, if you hit someone with a throw, they are out. If they hit you, you are out. If you catch a throw you get a player back in and the thrower is out – a double swing! Head shots don't count, and there are certain penalties for this.

Each set is normally around 2.5 minutes long, and the team with the most players left at this time wins the set (if they haven't got their opponents out already)

The best thing about dodgeball is that you can play for free. All you need is some space, comfortable clothes and footwear, 5 balls and some friends.

Benefits

  • Develops strength in your arms and shoulders from throwing the ball.
  • Develops power in your legs from jumping, dodging and weaving and flexibility to twist and turn out of the way.
  • Develops quick reflexs and eye hand coordination as you block, catch and throw accurately while moving.

Costs

Taster Dodgeball sessions can be as cheap as £5

Equipment

You'll need a six dodgeballs, the official rules, court dimensions and / or you'll want to find a league.

Find Dodgeball Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

National Governing Bodies

UK Dodgeball Association

Contact Name
General Information
Contact Email
info@ukdba.org
Contact Telephone
01438 7791005

Active Rutland

Rutland Local Sport Alliance (LSA) commonly known as Active Rutland acts as a key group in enabling key partners in sport, active recreation, health and physical activity in Rutland

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy is an all through school. We have a wide range of sporting opportunities for all students in the Primary and Secondary phases. The school also welcomes the community as we take bookings in the evenings and weekends.

Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University is ranked amongst the UK's greenest universities in the Green League for our environmental commitment. We have 28,000 students (HESA 2011 / 12) and have invested £350 million since 2003 across our three campuses to create an i

Swallowdale Primary School

Swallowdale Primary School provides children with a varied and carefully planned range of physical activities on a daily basis, allowing them to progress and blossom.

Ivanhoe College

Specialist Technology College in North West Leicestershire

Sir Jonathan North Community College

Sir Jonathan North College is an Outstanding all girls College based in Leicester.

Oakfield Short Stay

Oakfield Short Stay School is for primary aged children who have been permanently excluded from school or are at risk of permanent exclusion.

Step Out Youth Group

Step Out is a youth group based in South Wigston, running two nights a week. Tuesdays 6 pm till 7.30 pm & Fridays 6 pm till 8 pm
We run all kind of sports activities indoor and out. Run for 8 till 16 Year of age

Rawlins Academy

Rawlins is an 11-18 Academy in Quorn

Partners

  • Melton LSA
    Blaby LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
    O&W LSA
    Active Partnerships
  • Equality Standard
    Safeguarding
    Sport England
    H&B LSA
    Active Rutland
  • Active Leicester
    Charnwood LSA
    NWL LSA
    Harborough LSA

Partners

  • Sport England
    O&W LSA
  • Active Leicester
    Safeguarding
  • Equality Standard
    Blaby LSA
  • Active Partnerships
    Harborough LSA
  • NWL LSA
    Melton LSA
  • Leicestershire County Council
    H&B LSA
  • Charnwood LSA
    Active Rutland